Well after two inches of rain here in the hills overnight we are walking on water again in the yard. We have been having only one day of sunny weather for weeks now so the ground never gets dried up and remains saturated.
We lost electricity for a few hours so that may mean flooding again in the valley below. When the ground is so soggy it does not take much wind to topple trees that have no root depth.
I had to go out with the umbrella this morning and dig some little trenches in some of the beds to let the standing water run off.
I was able to get a walk around in the yard yesterday to see what was happening to the plants.
The Ligularia plants are growing well.
See they are making it Jim and Pat! LOL! Thanks!
Also the Ligularia seeds you gave me that I planted last Fall are now growing and the seedlings are thick so they will have to get a thinning and moved around. I should have enough plants from them to plant all over the Woodland bed and Shade Garden thanks to you.
Along the side bed Alliums are starting to bloom and Phlox, Shasta daisies, Creeping Phlox and an assortment of lilies are growing, as the last of the daffodils are finishing their blooms.
Looks like one of black stray cats are scoping out the neighbors yard or maybe it just likes Dogwood blooms.
The Shade Garden between the house and the garage is filling in nicely with Astilbe, Pulmonaria, Heuchera, Polemonium, Tiarella, Wood ferns and Bleeding Hearts.
I also noticed that finally the Rhododendron bushes are finally fattening their buds.
The Creeping Phlox is still blooming along the far side of the garage banking. Also Stella and Pardon Me lilies are growing and the Crape Myrtle bush is starting to leaf out.
This whole banking use to be filled with Creeping Phlox but at the back end the Vinca minor or Periwinkle is starting to choke it out.
This angle of the bed makes me dizzy. LOL!
Along this section of the Woodland bed the Iris and Lilies are growing. I hope I can keep the deer at bay to see the lilies bloom. I spray them with deer repellant but with all of the rain it keeps washing off.
The Mammoth Hosta’s are starting to break through the leaf mulch in the Woodland garden.
I will have to watch for the slugs now. I found one slug on the top step of the back steps this morning. Maybe it is too wet even for them and they are heading for higher ground. LOL!
So despite all my grumbling about the weather the garden is growing. Just maybe not as good as it would if it had some sunshine and warm temperatures. My problem is not being able to get out in the other beds for tilling and planting with all of this rain. I have products that I am suppose to do trials on and it is going to be a late garden for using them.
Still in all there are others in the states that are facing far more problems and challenges so for me to complain is a little petty.
I hope all of you checked to see that your pictures were not being stolen. There is not much we can do when all it takes is a Google search to bring up all of our pictures that are stored on Picaso, and without their watermarks, and then can be saved by anyone.
Until Next Time,